Saturday, May 10, 2008

Default TForce Motorsports Announces Driver Line Up for 2008 Baja 500

ISTA, CA May 1, 2008 – TForce Motorsports is excited to announce its 2008 Tecate SCORE Baja 500 driver line-up. After a successful first event in the 2007 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, TForce Motorsports has rededicated itself to moving forward in 2008. To this end, Steve Hengeveld, the legendary seven time motorcycle class winner of the SCORE Baja 1000 has been announced as a driver in the #33 Toyota Tundra Trophy Truck class vehicle. Hengeveld, has been one of the truly dominant riders in the sport of off-road racing in the past two decades. In addition to his record in the SCORE Baja 1000, Steve has also posted six SCORE Baja 500 race victories. He is also the world record holder for total distance ridden on an off-road SCORE motorcycle (1414 miles). At 32 years old, Hengeveld is ready to move from two to four wheels. The opportunity to place Hengeveld in the TForce Motorsports truck is a tremendous opportunity for both team and driver.

Team principle and team driver Danny Sullivan had this to say about the addition of Hengeveld to the driver line-up, “We are always looking for good, young talent and Steve has proven himself to be a winner in Baja on numerous occasions. TForce wanted to give Steve an opportunity to show what he could do in the Trophy Truck.”

At nearly 800 horsepower, the transition to the Toyota Tundra Trophy Truck is a daunting one for any driver. However, in initial testing Hengeveld has looked and felt comfortable with his new environment. The incumbent driver of the #33 Toyota Tundra Trophy Truck, Chad Ragland, as well as the entire TForce Motorsports team have worked hard to develop the truck over the winter and the team is pleased with the progress.

As with the world famous SCORE Baja 1000, the 500 begins in Ensenada, Baja California and will finish back in Ensenada. TForce Motorsports is looking forward to returning to the Baja peninsula and is preparing a truck that will compete for the overall victory. In addition, the team and team drivers will use this as preparation for the big one, the 2008 SCORE Baja 1000.

About TForce Motorsports
TForce Motorsports, a division of Chupacabra Racing, LLC, was founded in May 2007. The team competes in the SCORE International Desert Series in the #33 Toyota Tundra Trophy truck. The state-of-the-art facilities are located in Vista.

Matt Ambroziak

Friday, May 9, 2008

Codemasters Acquires Formula 1 License

The license long-held by Sony will now make its way across all platforms.
By Kris Pigna, 05/09/2008
Despite the fact that Formula One: Championship Edition was one of the early PlayStation 3 games Sony first unveiled, it seems the publisher's desire to keep hold of the license has (as has been rumored of late) faded. Codemasters today announced that it acquired the exclusive rights to the Formula 1 license, further solidifying its stance as the premier independent racing studio in the industry.

What this means for gamers, in the most immediate terms, is that Codemasters will be developing F1 games across multiple platforms, including handhelds and PC. The license gives Codemasters full use of all Grand Prix circuits, F1 teams, cars, and driver likenesses. The games will be made using Codemasters' EGO Engine, which you can see at work this year in its upcoming GRID (or see right now if you download the demo).

"Formula 1 is ambitious in expanding its reach with more circuits planned beyond recent additions in the Middle East and China," said Rod Cousens, Codemasters CEO. "It is also ambitious in expanding its reach via technology. The digital communities that computer and videogaming creates will play a key role in further growing the Formula 1 audience and connecting them globally. As a world-leading creator of driving games, this alliance with Formula 1 is the jewel in Codemasters' racing crown and creates an undisputed segment champion."

While this development may not mean as much in North America, it'll be interesting to see what effect, if any, the F1 license going multiplatform will have in Europe, where the sport is far more popular.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

End of Herman Motorsports, now Jefferies Racing

Friends, and loyal fans,
As of Friday April 25th Herman Motorsports is no longer manufacturing, and supplying prep services for the off road racing community. We had phenomenal successes with our technology, customers and team. The reasons for my decision were largely due to my continued commitment to my wife, and daughter. I am east coast based, and have found myself unable to actively participate in the business for several years.

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your support, and believing in our vision. I wish everyone the greatest success and continued enjoyment with your passion.

Although, Herman Motorsports has closed, Damen Jefferies has decided to take over the existing premises, and will continue on with his brother Casey under Jefferies Racing. He can be reached at: or 1-909-633-5300




Newport Beach, CA (May 8, 2008)— Attention all CORR fans, Jack FM 100.5 in Las Vegas, NV will be

hosting an event tomorrow, May 9th to promote CORR’s race weekend in Primm, NV. The event will be

held at Notorious Motoring in Las Vegas from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Dirt Sports Driver of the Year Rob MacCachren; 2007 Single Buggy Champion and Pro Lite Rookie Bryce Menzies;

Pro Lite Rookie Bruce Fraley; and Pro Buggy driver Larry Job will all be there to greet fans.

Las Vegas natives Menzies Motorsports will be giving away CORR tickets, flyers, $5 off coupons and signing

posters for fans.

Notorious Motoring

9827 W. Tropicana (S.W. Corner of Tropicana and Grand Canyon)

Las Vegas, NV 89147

SEMA Racing News

SEMA eNews, Vol. 11, No. 19 - May 08, 2008

A BIG NIGHT: Tony Stewart Racing was the big winner Saturday night. The team owned by two-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart saw its newest driver, Donny Schatz, win the World of Outlaws race at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway, while Levi Jones wheeled Stewart’s USAC sprint car to victory in USAC’s first-ever race at Brownstown (Indiana) Speedway. Also at Brownstown, Ronnie Combs won the UMRA three-quarter-midget race in a car owned by Stewart, while Steve Barnett drove the Indiana veteran’s crate late-model to victory at Brownstown as well.

THE NEW AND THE OLD: Seventeen-year-old Joey Logano turned in a dominant performance to win the Carolina 500 ARCA RE/MAX Series which reopened Rockingham (North Carolina) Speedway after four years.

SIGNED: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Carl Edwards signed a three-year contract extension to remain with Roush Fenway Racing.

ON THE POWER: Former Champ Car driver Will Power was quickest on Opening Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but Alex Lloyd jumped to the top of the speed charts on the second day of rookie practice. The veterans were set to hit the track for the first time on May 6 in anticipation of Pole Day on Saturday.

RELEASED: Veteran IndyCar crew member Larry Curry was released as team manager of Vision Racing. He was replaced by Keven Kukuliwicz, who has been with the team for many years.

1,000: Fifteen-time NHRA Funny Car champion John Force earned his 1,000th round victory during Sunday’s NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series event at Gateway (Illinois) International Raceway. However, Force lost in the second round and Tim Wilkerson won the event.

RENOVATIONS: Martinsville (Virginia) Speedway will undergo more than $2 million worth of renovations, including the installation of a state-of-the-art scoreboard prior to the October 19 NASCAR Sprint Cup event at the .526-mile oval.

POWER RANKINGS: With a pair of top-five finishes in two NASCAR races, Kyle Busch remained at the top of the National Speed Sport News Power Rankings. The National Speed Sport News Power Rankings, which are published weekly in the 74-year-old motorsports publication.

SUBSCRIBE: National Speed Sport News has been published weekly since 1934. To subscribe to National Speed Sport News, click on the following link for a special industry rate:

Failed F1 Teams

It was sad yesterday that Super Aguri had to call it a day.

They had some great moments during their short tenure - the greatest possibly being Takuma Sato overtaking Fernando Alonso in Canada last year - and will be missed by many F1 fans around the world.

Super Aguri may have only scored four points during their F1 career, but compared to this lot below, they were titanic heroes:

Connew Racing Team
A Surtees design engineer set this team up and built his own cars. They competed in two races, but failed to start the first or finish the second.

Driver Chris Amon decided to start a team and build his own ambitious car in 1974. It first appeared at the Spanish GP where it retired. It then failed to qualify for the next six races, after which the team closed down.

Gulf Rondini Racing
These guys managed to qualify last and finish 14th at the German GP in 1975. They took part in three more races - finishing 18th in Monza - and were never heard from again.

Andrea Moda Formula
Italian shoe maker Andrea Sassetti bought a team in 1991, which was immediately excluded from its first race for failing to stump up the new team deposit. Their second driver was there simply to make up the numbers - he rarely got chance to qualify - and Sassetti was later arrested in the Belgian paddock for allegedly forging invoices. The FIA eventually excluded the team for bringing the series into disrepute.

Derrington-Franci Racing Team
Stirling Moss's old mechanic Alf Francis started a team in 1964 in time for the Monza GP, lasting 25 laps. The one and only chassis was then destroyed in testing and the car disappeared (not literally).

Eifelland Wohnwagenbau
Team owner Gunther Henerici made a fortune selling caravans to Germans and entered F1 in 1972. The car appeared eight times before the caravan business was sold, and that was that.

The Protos team was actually a Formula 2 squad, but qualifies for this list as the 1967 German GP was run concurrently with that year's F2 race.

Spyker F1
The Dutch supercar manufacturer Spyker bought the ailing Midland F1 squad in 2006, but sold it again at the end of 2007 due to lack of funds. They were rubbish.

A couple of businessmen bought a car from Ron Dennis's Rondel squad in 1974 that competed in four races. And that was that.

The Jolly Club of Switzerland acquired a Williams FW03 in 1977 that was hopelessly off the pace at its one and only Grand Prix in Italy.

I've deliberately missed a bunch out, so be sure to send in your favourite rubbish teams using the handy comments form below...

source: Top Gear

Gran Turismo Academy

From Top Gear

Fancy winning a real-life drive in a Nissan 350Z at the 24 hour endurance race in Dubai?

Yep, so do we.

Everyone thinks that because they're good on a games console that they'll be good in real life, too. Well, here's your chance to prove it.

Gran Turismo Academy is a bit of a PR stunt obviously, but Nissan has teamed up with PlayStation to create an eight-month, pan-European competition that will blur the lines between virtual and real racing.

First off there's going to be a national level tournament online through Gran Turismo Prologue, that leads to European winners going head-to-head at the real Silverstone.

This culminates in the two eventual winners taking part in a four-month training course to earn their real-life racing licences.

After that, the racing begins proper in Dubai in January 2009.

If you want to get involved, GT Academy goes live at the end of May, and you need to sign up via your PS3 on the PlayStation Network.

Chances are that TG staffer Bill Thomas is doing it right now.

Super Aguri News

Super Aguri Formula 1 Team – In administration

May 7 2008
Corporate Recovery Partners Philip Long, Ian Gould and Brian Hamblin from PKF Accountants & business advisers were yesterday evening appointed joint administrators to the Super Aguri Formula 1 Team.

The joint administrators are seeking to sell the business as an on-going concern to a company or individual looking to launch a Formula 1 or other motor sport operation. Several expressions of interest have already been received.

The Super Aguri Team, based at the Leafield Technical Centre in Langley, Oxfordshire, has raced in Formula 1 since the 2006 season and finished ninth overall in the 2007 Constructors’ Championship. In addition to its two drivers, Anthony Davidson and Takuma Sato, the Team employs more than 90 people at the site.

The joint administrators were appointed by the company following its announcement that the team had withdrawn from the 2008 FIA Formula 1 World Championship and was ceasing racing activities with immediate effect.

In a statement, joint administrator Philip Long said: ”This Administration provides a unique opportunity to get into high-level motor sport without having to build an operation from scratch. In terms of capability a new team could easily be up and running for the 2009 Formula 1 season.

“Virtually everything is in place including the people, the technical expertise, the laboratories and testing facilities. A new team could walk in and take over a fully operational unit from day one. There are a number of other motor sport projects being undertaken which should interest the motor racing world.

“I am pleased that there has already been significant interest.”

Formula 1’s Most Experinced Driver- Rubens

In this coming Turkish grand prix, a landmark will be reached in this race. Rubens Barrichello will become the most experienced driver in Formula 1 with 257 Grand Prix starts, surpassing Riccardo Patrese’s record of 256.

The 35 year-old from São Paulo, Brazil has been in Formula 1 for 15 years and has won 9 Grand Prixs and been on the podium 61 times with 13 poles, 16 fastest laps and 519 career points in what has been an up-and-down career for the plucky Brazilian.

source: auto racing daily

Formula 1: Turkish Grand Prix Preview

May 07, 2008

Jarno Trulli, Toyota (2007 Qualifying - 9th, 2007 Race - 16th):

“I have always enjoyed myself in Turkey so I am looking forward to this race. I am confident again because we showed in Spain that we are quite strong, but we also saw that we have to perform at our maximum if we are to get into the top six. The fight is so close that small variables can make a big difference to the end result so we must keep pushing hard. The facilities at Istanbul Park are great and the track itself is interesting, even if it is not a personal favourite. It’s not the most difficult lay-out but there are one or two tricky corners; Turn Eight is the hardest because it is very quick and it is really three corners in one. We have been competitive on every circuit so far this season so we should expect to be qualifying in the top 10 and scoring points again. I am determined to get another positive result this weekend and I believe we are in a strong position to do that.”

Fernando Alonso, Renault (2007 Qualifying - 4th, 2007 Race - 3rd):

“Istanbul Park reminds me of racing at other circuits, such as Spa, for example. The circuit is very wide and gives a good opportunity to overtake. There are also some special corners where you cannot see the exit and that makes Istanbul quite unusual. Turn 8 is especially interesting as it is a very long left hander where we experience more than 4g. It’s a fun circuit and I hope I can take the most from it.

“The conditions will probably be slightly different (because of this year’s earlier date for the race), especially in terms of the temperatures, but they will be the same for all the teams and so it will be important to make the most of the practice sessions on Friday to make sure we are happy with the set-up. This is not something that worries me, and we can work well on hot or cool tracks and this aspect will make the weekend interesting.”

Nico Rosberg, Williams (2007 Qualifying - 8th, 2007 Race - 7th):

“I’m looking forward to Turkey. It was our strongest race last year in terms of pace in comparison to the front runners so I think we can do well there. The circuit itself is great and it should suit our car. We’ve spent some time analysing our performance in Spain, where we took the wrong set-up direction with the car in the opening sessions. We’ve learnt from that mistake so we should definitely take a step forward next weekend. I’m looking forward to it.”

Robert Kubica, BMW Sauber (2007 Qualifying - 5th, 2007 Race - 8th):

“I don’t have the best memories of the races in Istanbul Park, as last year and in 2006 they really didn’t go at all well. Of course this time I hope my luck will change and I shall have a strong race. The race track itself is pretty interesting, and in Turn Eight especially we face a lot of g-forces. Istanbul Park is one of the tracks where you have to find the right balance between high- and low-speed corners.”

Lewis Hamilton, McLaren (2007 Qualifying - 2nd, 2007 Race - 5th):

“Istanbul Speed Park is a fantastic circuit. It is quite demanding, particularly through turn eight, but it provides a good challenge. I always look forward to the race and hope to improve on last year’s result. I also hope to have Heikki alongside me for the race so we can get a good joint result for the team, I know he has a final check at the track on Thursday so we will have to wait and see until then.”

“The balance of the car felt good in Spain, and this is really key at Turkey because of the high speed corners. You need to have a stable balance to be quick through them, such as turn three. You also need a very stable car through turn eight, to ensure you conserve your Bridgestone Potenzas and that you are able to carry speed through there. This section of the track is key as you can gain a lot of time.”

Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren (2007 Qualifying - 7th, 2007 Race - 6th):

“I can’t wait to get back into the car and race with the team next weekend, but at the end of the day that decision is out of my hands, the FIA will make it based on safety grounds only.”
“Turn eight is made up of four corners, one corner after another just turning left, left, left and left, with four apexes. To get it right you have to hit one apex, then just lift a little bit at the right point and then you can go full throttle again for the next. It is not easily flat out, but it is almost flat out and the line is so crucial, that is one reason why it is so challenging and drivers like big challenges so I guess that is why we enjoy it so much.

“It is definitely one of the circuits that has more up hills and down hills, also there are some apexes that are on the brown of the hill and are blind. There are also parts of the circuit that are very flat, so it doesn’t have a big effect on the set-up as it would be too much of a compromise. It does mean you pay attention more to your driving lines and trying to maximise when you go on the power over these hills, trying to maximise your own technique. Going over the crest of hills is the same as in a road car, you get that sensation with your stomach, but you get used to it as you do more laps over the course of the weekend.”

source: auto racing daily

American Suzuki SCORE associate sponsorship includes 2008 SCORE Desert Series and Suzuki SCORE Rookie of the Year

Third straight year
American Suzuki SCORE associate sponsorship includes 2008
SCORE Desert Series and Suzuki SCORE Rookie of the Year

2008 Suzuki SCORE Rookie of the Year to receive new fuel-injected
Suzuki RM-Z450 Motocross Motorcycle Or Suzuki QuadRacer R450 ATV

LOS ANGELES—American Suzuki has renewed its associate sponsorship of the SCORE Desert Series to again include a special award for the 2008 Suzuki SCORE Rookie of the Year, it was announced today by Sal Fish, President/CEO of Los Angeles-based SCORE International.
Suzuki, in the fourth year of its current sponsor program with the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Series, will provide the 2008 Suzuki SCORE Rookie of the Year with a choice of either a new fuel-injected Suzuki RM-Z450 Motocross Motorcycle or the 2008 Suzuki QuadRacer R450 ATV, which also comes with fuel injection.
“American Suzuki has been a wonderful sponsorship partner with SCORE for over three years and we salute the unique program and their pro-active support seriously enhances the quality of the SCORE Desert Series,” said Fish, who has been at the helm of SCORE since shortly after it was founded in 1973. “It will be very special to again honor our SCORE Rookie of the Year with this very special Suzuki bonus for the third straight year. We sincerely appreciate the on-site presence that Suzuki brings to all of the SCORE events as well.”
SCORE Trophy-Truck driver Garron Cadiente of Mesa, Ariz., received the 2006 Suzuki SCORE Rookie of the Year award and was the first recipient of the special Suzuki bonus prize. The 2007 Suzuki SCORE Rookie of the Year award went to Eric Chase, San Diego, one of the top racers in the unlimited Class 1. Chase finished fourth in the 2007 SCORE Class 1 point standings. The Suzuki SCORE Rookie of the Year is determined annually by vote of the more than 3,000 members of SCORE International.
The Motorcycle/ATV Division of American Suzuki Motor Corporation, Brea, Calif., was founded in 1963 by Suzuki Motor Corporations. ASMC markets motorcycles and ATVs via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. ASMC’s parent company, Suzuki Motor Corporation, based in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of motorcycles, ATVs, scooters, automobiles and marine engines. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, it has 120 distributors in 191 countries.
The Suzuki RM-Z450 is the world’s only mass-produced, fuel-injected motocross bike. The 2008 Suzuki QuadRacer R450 is a ready-to-race ATV, powered by a fuel-injected 450cc four-stroke engine, designed, developed and tested by a team of dedicated Suzuki engineers working with WPSA Pro Motocross Champion Doug Gust.
“The continuing relationship between American Suzuki and the SCORE International Desert Series is a solid and relevant program in our overall marketing plan, “ said Mel Harris, Suzuki’s Vice President of Marketing. “SCORE International is the premier desert racing organization in the world and there isn’t a better place for American Suzuki to be to reach this sizeable market demographic.”
The Suzuki RM-Z450 Motocross Motorcycle won the 2006 AMA National Motocross and Supercross championships.
Suzuki’s continuing on-site presence at SCORE events remains intact, including banners, inflatables and numerous trash receptacles. The special trash containers help SCORE maintain its program of leaving the desert areas it uses cleaner than they were before each event.
The 2008 SCORE Desert Series schedule includes two completed races and four upcoming events.
The races already completed this year are the 14th SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge in Laughlin, Nev., and the 22nd Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250. The remain four races are: the 40th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico (May 29-June 1), the SCORE Las Vegas Cup IV (July 1719) at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the 13th SCORE Terrible’s Primm 300 (Sept. 5-6) in Primm, Nev. and the 41st Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 (Nov. 19-22) in Ensenada, Mexico.
The 2008 SCORE Desert Series also includes the chase for the $20,000 Volkswagen Point Leader Bonus and the run for the Toyota Milestone Awards. Volkswagen has also posted a special $5,000 cash contingency bonus for the highest-finishing VW-powered race vehicle in both the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 and the season-ending Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.
Current SCORE official annual sponsors are: BFGoodrich Tires-official tire, Sunoco Race Fuels -official fuel supplier, Bilstein-official shock, Volkswagen of America-official vehicle, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance-official Mexican auto insurance, Slime-official tire sealant, Red Bull--official energy drink and Bosch Power Tools-official power tool. Associate sponsors are: Tecate Beer, Coca-Cola of Mexico, Las Vegas Events, Terrible Herbst Inc., Blue C Enthusiast Advertising, Kartek Off-Road, American Suzuki, SignPros, P.C.I. Race Radios, McKenzie’s Performance Products and Advanced Color Graphics.
For more information, contact SCORE at its Los Angeles headquarters 818.225.8402 or visit the official website of the 2008 SCORE Desert Series at

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Formula 1: Super Aguri team withdraws

The Japanese Formula 1 team Super Aguri announced today their immediate withdrawal from their racing activities. The team cites financial troubles as the reason for the Formula 1 withdrawal and ceases all racing immediately, which means that Super Aguri will not race in the upcoming Turkish Grand Prix, as well. "Regretfully I must inform you that the team will be ceasing racing activities. The loss of financial backing put the team into financial difficulties. With the help of Honda, we somehow managed to keep the team going, but we find it difficult to establish a way to continue the activities in the future so I have concluded to withdraw. I have been very happy that I was able to achieve a miracle and become a team owner," Aguri Suzuki, the team founder, said in a statement. The Japanese Formula 1 team has been struggling to find money ever since the collapse of a takeover deal by the Dubai-based Magma Group in April.

Ten teams and 20 drivers will now line up on the grid for Sunday's Turkish Grand Prix in Istanbul, with Kimi Raikkonen 11/10 odds favourite at the British online sportsbook Bet 365, followed by Felipe Massa at 15/8 and Lewis Hamilton at 13/2. Among the Formula 1 constructors, Ferrari leads 1/5 on McLaren with odds 9/2 to win the 2008 Constructors Championship.

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License clash between Sony and Formula 1 Boss means no F1 games

Zagreb (Croatia) – Formula 1 isn’t exactly as popular as Nascar or Indy cars, but there is no denying that it is the premier motorsport event around the globe and it looks like Sony won’t be publishing any more Formula 1 game titles for no: Apparently, the gap between what Sony is willing to pay for a license and what Bernie Ecclestone’s company is demanding is too wide.

We are somewhat familiar with this scenario, as something similar happened back in 2002. Back then, Sony Computer Entertainment ended up agreeing to pay a rumored $200 million for a 2003-2007 license to the licensing body of Formula 1. In the end, the sum turned out to be closer to $75 million, or $15 million per year.

Formula 1 is now asking for a hefty increase, we hear, and as of now, Sony isn’t willing to agree. While there has been no announcement so far, industry sources told us that EA, Ubisoft and Codemasters may be in the running for the license of a new five-year contract. If one of those guys will acquire the license, the good news is that a Formula 1 game will be coming to all major platforms, including the PC, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and, of course, current platforms (Playstation 2, 3, PSP).

More platforms would not be a bad thing since, after all, Formula 1 Grand Prix has been a decent game, even if we believe that the graphics are well behind what the horsepower of Playstation 3 can offer.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Dezert People Checkpoint Six DVD trailer

For those that don't live on RDC.

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Flyer with premiere tour dates

40th Baja 500 Logo Unveiled


Newport Beach, CA (May 6, 2008) — Makita U.S.A., Inc. has become the Official Power Tool Sponsor

of Championship Off Road Racing™ (CORR). CORR™ is proud to introduce Makita to the world of

short course off road racing.

"When it comes to closed course off road racing, CORR is pure adrenaline," said Brent Withey,

Makita Senior Brand Manager. "It has the best drivers and the best action. We're excited to be the

Official Power Tool sponsor of this high-octane race series."

Makita power tools will be the only tools used by the CORR’s technical crew on race weekends.

“The CORR technical staff has always revered the Makita brand as having the highest quality of

craftsmanship and performance, so it was an easy decision to have them joins us as a sponsor,”

said Tony Vanillo, CORR Competition Director.

In addition to Makita’s sponsorship of the series they will also be a sponsor on Team LeDuc Racing.

Both sponsorships are an extension of the brand’s growing presence in live race events.

Championship Off Road Racing™ brings high action, four wheel motorsports including 2 wheel drive

and 4 wheel drive trucks to the closed course off road arena. The 2008 Championship Off Road Racing’s

race season includes eight events at tracks located in Los Angeles, CA, San Diego, CA and Primm, NV.


TORR Lineup

Welcome to TOTALLY OFF ROAD RADIO Wed 5/07/2008 coming to you LIVE from the TORR Studios in Carlsbad, CA!

Some of this weeks Special Guests are:

This weeks Co Host will be: Patrick Wagenbrenner
(Baldwin Racing's Operations Manager)

Some of our othe guests include:
Jenn Thornton who is the Secratary of the Viewfinders Motorcycle Club and a longtime Member / Activist for District 37.
Brian Jones, A Santee City Councilman who is also an Off Road Enthusiast who is running for Congress in the 52nd District and commited to Protecting and keeping trails open for all sorts off-road activities and Fighting enviornmentalist land-grabs,
From the new CORR Team Traxxis,Mark & Mike Jenkins,Who race Pro2 & Pro4 and Their 5 Time champion Pro Lite Driver Jeff Kincaid. Plus,A possible a Call in from a Big Name Surprise Guest
(You'll have to listen to find out!)

It's going to be an awsome show folks and you won't want to miss it!

The Live TORR show is from 6-8pm on AM 1000 in San Diego but you can always
LISTEN LIVE online at
Where you can always find a whole lot more Off Road news and information.

As always, We want to hear from you "The Fans"
with any questions,comments or stories you might have!

There are 2 ways to do this.

1) You can call in. The station call in number is 760-720-5236


2) You can text us questions on our forum section at
where you also find our Bonus Tracks,News,Information and Much,Much More!


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Monday, May 5, 2008

Club Racing AZ at PIR May 3rd Photo Jihad

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Sunday, May 4, 2008

Harper government ignores health warnings, exempts race cars from leaded-gas ban

Sunday, May 04, 2008 - 11:10 AM
By: 680News staff

Ottawa - The Harper government has ignored warnings from Health Canada and has extended a leaded fuel exemption for race cars until 2010.

The federal cabinet renewed the exemption after lobbying from at least one association that organizes racing circuits in Canada and the U.S.

Under the change approved by cabinet late last month, drag and stock-car racers will have until 2010 to halt the use of leaded fuel.

However the Indy, Formula One and Nascar racing circuits, including Canadian Nascar, no longer allow leaded fuel.

It has been banned for use by all other passenger vehicles in Canada since 1990.

The Canadian exemption has been in place since 1994, when the Chretien government acted in response to the cancellation of a major racing event in Quebec because of the ban.

source: 680 news